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Made in America


Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022  |  Time: 7:30 pm (Music Matters begins at 7:00 pm for in-person attendees*)

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Online Option: Viewable Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm

We open Agassiz 2022 with a celebration of music composed in the United States. Afro-American composer Jessie Montgomery (current Composer-in-Residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), alongside American icons Steve Reich and Philip Glass, together offer us a tour of 20th and 21st century American styles. Our evening is rounded off by the delightful String Quintet in Eb by celebrated Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, composed while summering in Spillville, Iowa.

* For those attending the in-person concert, you are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for Music Matters with Artistic Director Paul Marleyn and Host Andrea Ratuski.

Concert Artists

Penderecki String Quartet

Jeremy Bell – violin, Jerzy Kaplanek – violin, Christine Vlajk – viola, Katie Schlaikjer – cello

Paul Marleyn – clapper

Jean Saulnier – clapper, piano

Karl Stobbe – viola

Concert Works

Jessie Montgomery – Smoke, from Break Away, 2015 

Steve Reich – Clapping Music, 1972

Philip Glass – Piano Quintet no. 1, Annunciation, 2018

Antonin Dvořák – String Quintet in Eb, Op. 97

Tickets are available for the in-person concert or for online viewing via YouTube. Please note that mask use will be required for all in-person concerts.

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